Mastermind Of Berlin Poker Robbery Arrested By German Police

A fortnight after a gang of masked men robbed the European Poker Tournament Berlin of 242,000 euros in cash, all four men and the mastermind behind the heist have now been placed behind bars by German police.
The robbery took place on March 6th at the Grand Hyatt and the men were then able to make off with the cash, but had to leave behind a bag containing 600,000 euros after a fight back by security guards.
Following the incident, the head of the German police union, Rainer Wendt declared the robbers were clearly an amateur group which had “plunged to new depths of stupidity” and left behind “a mountain of evidence.”
Rainer Wendt must have hit the nail right on the head because soon after on the 15th March, a 21-year-old German of “an immigrant background” walked into the police station , alongside his lawyer, and named his fellow conspirators as Ahmad el-Awayti, 20, Jihad Khaled Chetwie, 19, and Mustafa Ucarkus, 20.
All the men were subsequently apprehended and arrested, with two of the men flying back to Germany from Istanbul and Beirut after international arrest warrants were issued for them by authorities.
Now, a 28 year old Lebanese citizen described as “the brains behind the operation” has been arrested on Sunday, and a statement read by a police spokesman said:
“According to the current state of our investigation, the suspect is thought to have been the organiser and brains behind the operation. He also drove the getaway car.”
Despite the efficient way the German police have handled the whole affair, there is the small matter of locating the 242,000 euros ($327,300) stolen by the gang before they can finally claim to have made a full house.

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